Despite having published two books of poetry (Salt and Nejma), Nayyirah Waheed remains relatively quiet on social media.
Not much is known about her life, but the African-American poet and author started writing at the young age of 11. Like every other artist, Nayyirah discovered a medium to express herself – through putting her words onto paper. What we see on her platforms are bite-sized thoughts, words strung into sentences that usually touch on love, identity, race, and feminism.
Here are our 12 favourite Nayyirah Waheed poems.